Learning Begins At Birth

When you talk, read, and sing with your child—even before she can use words—you’re building her brain and helping to prepare her for success in school and in life.

But it may not always be easy to talk to babies, especially when they can’t talk back. To help, we’ve pulled fun tips and resources grounded in the best science, to help you talk, read, and sing with your child every day.

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New: Indoor Activities Kit

In a time of social distancing, we recognize that many families are spending increased time at home. In response, Too Small to Fail has developed a suite of resources to provide families with ways to talk, read, sing, and play together while indoors.

Talk, read, sing, and play your way through the day—just with things you might already have indoors! Pick and choose the ideas that work best for your child’s age and interests. And follow your child’s lead on other ways they want to play!

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Featured Resources

Check out our resources for simple tips and ideas on talking, reading and singing with young children during everyday moments.

Let’s Talk about Art!

Imagination develops early in life, laying the foundation for a lifetime of creativity. Here are fun, everyday ways to encourage children to get creative and boost their early brain and language development through art.

Video: Everyday Fun with Science

Learn about fun activities designed to support your young child's growing knowledge of science.

Small Children Have Big Feelings: Social-Emotional Resources

When you talk, read, and sing with your child, you build their brain and help them develop the social-emotional skills they need to succeed. Check out these tips for understanding and managing your child’s behavior, and taking care of yourself during the challenging moments, too!

Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!

From bath time to meal time, check out our tips for incorporating talking, reading, and singing into your everyday routine.

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    Local Talking is Teaching Campaigns

    We’re working with communities across the country on local Talking is Teaching campaigns. Check out the map to learn more about the early brain and language development tools and resources available in your city.

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